Friday, August 13, 2010

My first dress

It feels absolutely wonderful to NOT have contact dermatitis anymore!  My allergic reaction is GONE!  It only took a little over a week, but I am feeling so much better.  I ended up seeing a doctor last week and getting a steroid injection because I had itching all over my body, but only the rash on my face.  I was hopped up on antihistamines until this week when things began to look a lot better.  I tell you, I would not wish that on anyone.

So, now I am on to better things, like the pictures I said I would post of Easy Mccalls 5893 when I was healed.

This dress still feels great on.  It is a comfy piece that moves with you and just feels good.

My hubby is the dear photographer, and I have to admit he did a good job (after 20 or so pics later).  Really, he took so many photos of my feet cut off that I had to laugh.  He wasn't laughing, but I was!  I was thinking in my head how I had explained to him what I wanted him to capture (my profile) before he started taking pictures, but I don't know where his mind was when I told him that.  Still, the end results are nice.


I adore this fabric, and am using up every bit of it on any project I can think of.  Usually, I make one thing out of a particular fabric, and then move on, but I am squeezing what I can out of what I have.  Part of me thinks it will be boring to have two pieces in my closet made out of the same fabric, but I can wear them in different ways, right?  

Ok, for this last photo, I have to show one of me and the hubby (since he helped out so much),  We've been married 5 years young, but I love him more today than 5 years ago.  BTW, our 3 year old son took this photo!

I hope all of you are getting some sewing done, and enjoying what you create!  I should have my shirt finished soon, so if I haven't bored you with all my leopard print-ness, I look forward to showing you some more!  

Stay sew-filled!


  1. Congrats on your first dress - looks great! And congratulations on 5 years! You guys are a beautiful couple. Here's to many more years together. :)

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better. Your dress looks beautiful on you and that fabric is definitely worthy of more than one garment! Your husband has taken some great photos. Your son has clearly inherited his father's skills - he has taken such a good picture of his lovely parents!

  3. You and your dress look very pretty and the hubby ain't too bad either "GRIN". How are his book sales going? Yes definitely to using the fabric again. Nothing wrong with that at all.

  4. You look gorgeous in your pretty dress, comfortable and confident. I loved all the photos. Thanks for sharing.

    I am so glad you are feeling better. Contact dermatitis is miserable at any time, especially so in the heat and humidity of this time of year.

  5. Your dress looks great! I've had this pattern sitting in the "To-Do Pile" for quite some time. Perhaps it's time to jump on it! And as for your son...I think he has a future in photography if you ask me!

  6. Really cute and summery looking dress.

  7. Great 1st dress! It's really lovely on you!

  8. Your dress turned a perfect. You look great in it too. Keep up the good work.


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